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* ANGELS: Rookie first baseman J.T. Snow, the Angels' RBI leader with 23, missed his first game of the season yesterday with the flu. . . . Chad Curtis drove in a run in his fourth straight game for the first time in his career. . . . Third baseman Kelly Gruber, who has missed the first 31 games with a torn left rotator cuff, will be assigned to the Angels' Class-A team in Palm Springs, Calif., on Monday.

* INDIANS: Catcher Sandy Alomar, who has been on the disabled list since May 1, will probably have surgery to repair the bulging disk in his back, Cleveland manager Mike Hargrove said yesterday. Alomar's problem initially flared up when he drove from Cleveland to Winter Haven, Fla., in February for the start of spring training. "I'd say the chances of him having surgery are 90 percent," Hargrove said. . . . In his last 19 games, Felix Fermin is batting .344, 22-for-64. He has struck out three times in 112 plate appearances this year. . . . Jose Mesa's complete game yesterday was only the second by an Indian this year. Charles Nagy had the other one in a 5-4 loss to Toronto on April 10. . . . The Indians have committed at least one error in seven consecutive games.

* RANGERS: Texas put pitching ace Nolan Ryan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his left hip, only five days after Ryan returned to the starting rotation. The move is retroactive to May 8. The 46-year-old Ryan originally injured his hip Friday during a rundown play at Kansas City. Ryan won't be able to return before May 23.

* RED SOX: Boston signed former major-league first baseman and outfielder Franklin Stubbs to a Triple-A contract. The move coincided with the Red Sox releasing Sean Ross, an outfielder. Stubbs is expected to play first base with the Pawtucket Red Sox.

* TWINS: Dave Winfield made his first American League appearance at first base yesterday. It was his fourth time playing first, including three times with San Diego. . . . The Twins' 5-2 win over the Angels yesterday was their 100th at Anaheim Stadium against 104 losses.

* WHITE SOX: Mayor Richard M. Daley said yesterday he has asked for building inspectors to look at cracks in three public concourses at the 2-year-old, $134.8 million Comiskey Park. Repair of cracks in the concrete may cost up to $300,000 to repair, officials said. Daley said taxpayers, "would be very, very upset with the [Illinois Sports Facilities Authority] if they had to pay for the repairs."

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